Umbilical Artery Catheterization

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1.00

Post Assessment Questions

7

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Umbilical arterial catheterization provides direct access to the arterial system, thus enabling arterial blood sampling and the measurement of the systemic arterial blood pressure. It is one of the commonly performed procedures in extremely premature neonates. The procedure is relatively easy to perform but requires practice. This activity reviews the indications, technique of catheterizing the umbilical artery, potential complications associated with its presence, and highlights the role of an interprofessional team in managing neonates who undergo this procedure.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the anatomical structures of the umbilical cord pertinent to umbilical arterial catheterization.
  • Describe the preparation and technique in regards to performing an umbilical arterial catheterization.
  • Explain the potential complications of umbilical arterial catheterization.
  • Describe interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance the care of a critically ill newborn and improve outcomes.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Pediatrics
  • General Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation survey. 
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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